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young flamingo

young flamingo
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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 180 Macro Ex H
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flamingoes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-02 5:35
Viewed: 3283
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a young flamingo… I know BG is not very well...
The young hatch with white plumage, but the feathers of a flamingo in adulthood range from light pink to bright red, due to carotenoids obtained from their food supply. All flamingos have 12 black flight feathers in each wing.

Flamingos (genus Phoenicopterus monotypic in family Phoenicopteridae) are gregarious wading birds, usually 3–5 feet in height. The larger species breed and feed in saline or brackish habitats. Nests are made of compacted mud and are in the form of a mound with a concave top, into which the single white egg is laid.
Flamingos filter-feed on shellfish and algae. Their oddly-shaped beaks are specially adapted to separate mud and silt from the food they consume, and are uniquely used upside-down. The filtering of food items is assisted by hairy structures called lamellae which line the mandibles, and the large rough-surfaced tongue.
Flamingos produce a “milk” like pigeon milk. It contains more fat and less protein than the latter does, and it is produced in glands lining the whole of the upper digestive tract, not just the crop.
Young flamingos like this one feed on this milk for about two months until their bills are developed enough to filter feed. The milk also contains red and white blood cells.

Nikon D70
2005/02/19 16:08:05.1
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 185mm F/3.5 D
Focal Length: 185mm
Digital Vari-Program: Portrait
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/1600 sec - F/3.5
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Optimize Image:
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain
Auto Flash Mode: None
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Noise Reduction: OFF

red45, PDP, LordPotty, Janice, marhowie, Luc, tzeybek, jcoowanitwong, anavazao, touristdidi, izler, pablominto, SkyF, oscarromulus, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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Halo Sebnem! Very pretty and interesting photo. And a pose - just wonderful! Good job!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-02 5:43]

Yes, pose as a ballerina :-) Nice details on its feathers, nice sharpness and light. Good work.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-03-02 6:42]

Nice portrait shot,cool pose she is ready to dance :).Good details.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-02 7:45]

Very nice composition Sebnam, I like the way the bird is standing and the way the head is held. Very good job.

This is a good capture Sebnem.The background is ok.We can't always choose it.
Your note is interesting.I had no idea that any birds produced milk.I thought that was just mammals.
Thanks for posting this.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-02 12:05]

Lovely photo with nice featherdetails. Good colors and composition. Parts of neck are a little dark but not too serious. Well done!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-02 13:35]

HI Sebnem, what a great pose on this litle fellow, and what a long leg. It's a good composition and nice and sharp. Well done.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-03-02 14:27]

Şebnem çok güzel bir poz, sayende ilk defa yavru bir flamingo görüyorum.:)
ellerine sağlık.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-03-02 17:00]

Félicitations, bonne prise dew vue avec un sujet net. Beaucoup de détails dans le plumage. Merci et bonne journée.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-03-03 6:51]

Very nice picture, interesting note. Pose of flamingo is superb. Good job.

Very good sharpness & detail Sebnem. This would be even better pasted on a different BG IMO. Great note - Well done!

Hi its very interesting photo. interesting note. interesting bird. interesting pose

Good colors and composition
Good photo
Good job
Good bye

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-03 16:33]

Sebnem, to me, there's nothing wrong with bg.

I like the photo. The bird is very beautiful. The pose is great too. Nice composition.

Hello Sebnem

I don't know how I missed this shot till now. What a beauty. You have captured this extremely well. Very clear details, sharp and awesome light. I wonder how they manage to keep balance. You have got the catchlight in the eye too. Well done. Thanks.

hello:) really beauty this flamingo is:) another exellent shot:) great compo and POV:)



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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-07-18 22:53]

This is very cute photo Sebnem.
I love the expression on the face,sharpness,dof,focus and pov.It is Just a little baby:)TFS

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-14 10:59]

Hi Şebnem, I have no time to write a decent comment. I give to you the well deserved smily.

Day thought:
"Beauty is its own excuse for being" (Emerson).

Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

Wow, Şebnem, I thought you desaturated this one from the thumbnail! Great capture with wonderful lighting.


Bonjour Sebnem
très belle prise de vue,couleurs détails sont très beaux,pose typique du flaman sur une seule pate.
Merci et au revoir....JP

Hello Sebnem,
First time to see a young flamingo. Looks like an adult in most aspects except feather colors. Very well done and seen.

Very pleasant work, my friend!
Great colours, light and details!
Take care Ana:)

It is perfect! Exquisite! what a beautiful shot, and the flamingo has such a wise look!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-11-02 16:55]

merhaba sebnem
yine dinamik bir foto ve sevimli bir model. bakis noktasi, renkleri, detaylari, bilgilendirici notu harika bir calisma olmus
eline saglik

Hello Sebnem,
They are balance artists indeed!
Funny pose as he looks like a featherball on top of a pole... hehehe!
Very well captured, great details in the plumage and fine colours!
Pablo -

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-05 7:39]

Hello Sebnem,
this is lovely, the sharpness of the plumage is wonderful. A lovely light brings out the colors and details so well. Very well composed, the BG is a bit busy but in nature shot we can not always choose the enviroment we find our subjects. Very well done.

had no idea these guys started out a different color! Interesting information and another proof I learn something here everday! TFS
Donna :o)

thanks for your comment on my photo "December Storm -4 " :o)

This is the very first time I'm seeing a baby Flamingo.
Your notes are always OUTSTANDING.
The subject is "BELLISSIMA" said in Portuguese, my mother tongue. It means SWEETEST. BEAUTIFUL.
Best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-09 0:24]

Hi Sebnem.
Thank you for interest to my pictures. I am very touched. I like your shots so much too. This one is very attractive. Pose of the bird is amazing as well as the reproduction of all its details including the feather texture. Strong vertical cropping is so expressive and suitable for this subject. BG, it is very interesting, very nice, well coloured, rich of lights and shadows. In a word. Superb done and TFS.

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